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Our Board

A diverse group of New York City business and civic leaders who share a passion for bringing out the best in our city’s young people and their public schools, NYC Outward Bound Schools’ Board of Directors lend their expertise to the governance and oversight of our work.

Board Members >

Chair Gifford Miller Signature Urban Properties
Vice Chair Vicki Foley
Vice Chair Jane Greenman
President & CEO Richard Stopol
Mark Abramowitz Troutman Sanders LLP (retired)
Michelle Allen Icahn Charter School Four
Dwayne M. Andrews Patrick B. Jenkins & Associates
Quemuel Arroyo Charge
Charles R. Bendit Taconic Investment Partners
Allen Burton O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Steven C. Bussey Alvarez & Marsal
Christopher Croft Houlihan Lokey
David Dase Goldman Sachs
Carol DerSarkissian, MD NYU Langone Medical Center
Jennifer Dillon
Liza Burnett Fefferman MTV, VH1 and Logo Group
Allison R. Feldman Dwight School
Mark Feldman JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Patricia L. Francy Old Westbury Funds of Bessemer Trust Co.
LaRue R. Gibson, Jr. Hightower LRG Wealth Advisors
Eric Gioia J.P. Morgan
Alexander M. Goren Goren Brothers
Jeffrey R. Gural GFP Real Estate
Kimberly Grant Pryor Cashman LLP
Bonnie Klein
Alphonse Lembo Monadnock Construction
Jonathan D. Miller Miller Ryan LLC
Lisa Moran Employment Practices Group, LLC
Joel Perelmuth Perelmuth & Associates
Konrad Schwarz Capital One
Anna Sedgley Afiniti
Burton B. Staniar Knoll
Jennifer Stredler Salesforce
Josh Struzziery
Amanda Vaughn Bank of America
Geoffrey F. Worden South Street Capital
Suzanne Yadav

Advisory Council >

Norman Barham Marsh & McLennan Companies (retired)
Lisa Berg Lisa Berg Photography
Charlie Boutwell Common
Mark Newhouse Advance Publications
Marcie Setlow The Berkshire Edge
Jessica Spitzer Gansevoort Hotel Group
Sanna Randolph Thomas

Chairs Emeriti >

George L. Miles, Jr. Chester Engineers
Robert S. Miller Flatiron Books/Macmillan USA
Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr. New York Times Company
Carl Weisbrod HR&A Advisors
Founding Chair William E. Phillips Ogilvy & Mather

Our Staff

Our staff members share a deep belief that every individual is capable of great achievement with the right mix of challenge and support. They are nonprofit and educational experts who are passionate about educational equity and the power of education to make the world a better place for all. Diversity and inclusion are core organizational values, and NYC Outward Bound Schools strives to be a great place to work; 93% of staff report being highly satisfied and excited about their work.

Administration, Finance & Technology >

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Wilfred Acosta Director, Human Resources
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Olga Daniel Office Manager
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Luis Muniz Director of Finance
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Janet Redondo Director of Information Technology

Advancement & External Relations >

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Julie Benns Director of Communications & Content
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Beth Gerbe Director of Development
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Hannah Read Director of Corporate Partnerships & Donor Engagement
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Olivia Shea Development Associate

School & College Supports >

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Jessica Bardy Director of Select Strategies
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Hector Biaggi Data Associate
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Paco Hanlon School Coach
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Yana Geyfman Alumni Manager
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Karmela Herrera School Designer
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Edi Juricic School Coach, Select Strategies
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Aurora Kushner School Designer
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Christian Narvaez Director of Crew, Select Strategies
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Hilary Rosenfield School Designer
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Jessica Sasko Director of College Supports
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Jessica Seessel School Designer
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Ingrid Wong School Designer

Field Programs Department >

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Jonathan Altrogge Course Director
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Badari Ambatti Sales Director, Adventure & Team Building
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Mylo Choy-Sutton Program Associate, Fields Programs
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Lisa Coffey Program Manager, Crew Expedition
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Shannon Gilmore Course Director
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Jeff Grinnell Program Manager, Climbing Programs
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Douglas (Deke) Harris Course Director
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Trevor Harris Logistics & Facilities Director
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Dan Hunter Course Director and Health Director
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Allison Kreuzer Curriculum & Training Manager
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Lora Nelson Director of Field Programs
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Katherina Rodriguez Admissions Manager
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Aileen Soto Staffing Manager

Field Instructors

Critical to our work are our crew of field instructors, some of whom work with us for just one season, and others who are with us for several years.

If you are interested in learning more about the position, click here.

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